18 Sep 2017 |
World innovation news |
Information and Communications Technologies
Smart Burner and Pan – the Future in your Kitchen!
Have you always dreamed of cooking like the famous chef Gordon Ramsay? Well, a new technology that includes a pan, a smart induction burner and your smart phone, or tablet, could make cooking complex recipes as easy… as pie! Presenting the Hestancue Smart Cooking System.
The pan is made of three layers of stainless steel with temperature sensors integrated in its base. The 1,600-watt burner includes a ceramic cooktop, rapid-response induction coil and smart module.
To make the recipes, you first have to download the application on your phone or tablet. Then you have to choose from among the one hundred or so suggested recipes. At each step of the recipe, explanatory videos help you understand all the procedures, from food preparation to cooking. When it is time to cook the food, the application communicates with the induction burner, via Bluetooth, to automatically adjust the temperature. During cooking, the pan’s integrated sensors communicate with the application and the burner, and automatic adjustments take place if temperatures vary. The system also checks that the cooking time is followed, so there is no risk of over-cooking food.
However, this smart cooking system is not yet perfect. One unanimous criticism seems to be that once a step of the recipe is started, it is not possible to go back. Indeed, when the video starts running, it is not possible to go back to the previous step. However, this should be corrected with the next application update. You can also use the burner without the application. On the other hand, many criticize its limited options: the burner offers only three operating temperatures (low, medium and high) and it is absolutely necessary to have access to a smart phone or tablet to check the temperature.
Although the smart cooking system is not yet perfect, it is an innovative technology that could transform an ordinary person into a great chef!